For over a decade Brinkman Forest Ltd. has been fortunate enough to work with First Nations communities in northwest British Columbia, forming strong partnerships that create value and spur economic development in the region. Traditionally these partnerships focused on the management of forest resources, which remains the core of what Brinkman Forest Ltd. offers its clients today. However with the changing resource landscape in British Columbia, our partnerships are now navigating new economic opportunities related to proposed natural gas pipelines. Should these projects get approved, our partnerships are positioned to maximize both the employment of Aboriginal people and the involvement of First Nations-owned businesses, while implementing innovative approaches to mitigate environmental impacts. Brinkman Forest Ltd. is grateful to be a part of the learning and discovery that is implicit in shaping an improved economic reality for the region and we look forward to continuing to add value to our existing partnerships and to forging new ones in the future.
As a way of contributing to the future successes of Aboriginal businesses and the professionals who lead them, Brinkman Forest Ltd. has provided financial support to the Executive MBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership program offered at Simon Fraser University. This program will help students develop skills and expertise required to lead successful businesses, which in turn increases income independence and control over traditional territories.
Brinkman Forest Ltd. would like to wish the best of luck to all current and prospective students of the Executive MBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership program, as you build the skills for a successful future.